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Upgraded Airport- Major problems with extending network

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I just upgraded my airport extreme to the latest model. I have it set up as the main base station with a 2.4, 5, and guest network. I also have it set to allow it to be extended, to use interference robustness and have auto selection of both channel and network type.

It works fine if I am directly connected to it, but when I extend it, is when I have issues.

At the back of my house I use a 1st gen Time Capsule with the extend a network option check and the allow wireless clients checked. It constantly drops the connection from my main basestation to the remote. On any given evening, when I'm at the back of my house, I have to restart it a good three or four times to keep the connection going.

I gone as far as to re-set and start over, change the placement, etc. No dice.

Any suggestions here?
MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • William Kucharski Level 6 Level 6 (14,395 points)
    Is your 2.4 GHz network set up to support 802.11n?

    The "Extend a wireless network" functionality only supports 802.11n networks, otherwise you need to setup a WDS network.
    Quad 2.5 GHz G5, 5 GB | 15" 2.6 GHz MBP Penryn, 4 GB | 1 TB Dual-Band TC, Mac OS X (10.6.2)

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